The Birthplace…

Philadelphia, PA – Independence Hall

You could say that Independence Hall is the true birthplace of America. It was in that room that we declared we were an independent nation. The knowledge, wisdom, and experience in that room would never be equaled anywhere again…

The Constitutional Convention…

Philadelphia, PA – 1787

The Constitutional convention is very much at the heart of what it means to be an American. Without all those broad-minded thinkers, especially James Madison, our country would not have survived as long as it has.

Elfreth's Alley…

Philadelphia, PA – Elfreth’s Alley

If you are ever in Philadelphia you must visit this place.  It is about as original as early America comes. It is hard to believe that streets were actually that narrow even in those days…

Liberty Bell

Philadelphia PA – Liberty Bell

I never really understood the significance of it but the Liberty Bell is a major attraction. I guess it was commissioned by someone from a London bell manufacturer. The myth that it was rung to announce the 2nd Continental Congress proclamation of Independence has been proven just that a myth.  When it was rung it cracked so you could say that this was the first defective product purchased by congress 🙂  There would be many others to follow….

Benjamin Franklin….

Philadelphia PA – Benjamin Franklin Post Office

Philadelphia has a lot of American history. One of those places is the U.S. Post Office run by Franklin. He was quite a character as one of the oldest of the original founders.